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Carpet Cleaning Services

When was the most recent time you had your carpets professionally cleaned If your carpets are like many American households, they were probably cleaned at least once in the past year. However, you may need to wait at most another year before cleaning them again. If there are two or fewer residents living in the home, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends carpets should be cleaned every six to twelve months. For families with multiple children or pets, the EPA recommends a professional carpet cleaner every 3 months. [U.S. EPA letters, January 1989].

These recommendations are based primarily on indoor air quality. Carpets can collect dust, dander, and many other soils, which act as filters as the air moves through the vents in a house. Clean carpets can make an enormous difference in the quality of your indoor life, especially for those suffering from allergies, asthma, or pregnant women.

Cleaning your carpet every 3 months can prove very costly. A market comparison of professional carpet cleaning prices found that both large national brands and small local companies charge about $125 for a 3-room, 2-way carpet cleaning. Coupons and specials were also applied. Carpet cleaning can add up if homeowners have to have their carpets cleaned 3 times per year.

Some families prefer the DIY route for cleaning their carpets. There are many options available at grocery stores. This could be another great way to clean your carpets. But homeowners are responsible for all the labor involved – moving their own furniture, lugging it to their cars, and so on. Do-it yourself methods can also pose risks.

– Carpet is saturated to too much. Carpets can be damaged by excessive water or other solutions.

– Misapplication or misuse of cleaners. An incorrect solution can permanently bleach or discolor carpet.

Steam Star Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning
1a/802 Pacific Hwy, Gordon NSW 2072
(02) 83112088